F2F Classes

F2F classes

December 11, 2021 People's Tonight 253 views

THE Department of Education (DepEd) should be commended for its determination to give the youth the quality education that the Constitution mandates the government to deliver.

This it will do by expanding the face-to-face (F2F) classes by next year, when this Southeast Asian nation of more than 110 million people is expected to achieve “herd immunity.”

No less than Education Secretary Leonor Briones was reported to have said that “there is no pushing back” as long as the new coronavirus disease variant Omicron is not in the country.

Besides, reports said the danger posed by the new COVID-19 variant, which was first detected in South Africa, is perceived to be “milder” or maybe “there’s no danger at all.”

In the view of various quarters, what’s needed now is for the government, through concerned offices and agencies, to step up the tempo of its nationwide vaccination program.

State authorities attributed the decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, particularly in the Metropolitan Manila area, to the highly-successful vaccination drive.

Note that more and more Filipinos, including the elderly, now want to be inoculated against the dreaded virus, which has claimed the lives of millions of people across the globe.

And those who want to improve the quality of education in the country, particularly in public schools, ought to observe government-decreed health and safety protocols.

“Kung hindi ay baka matatagalan pa bago bumalik ang F2F classes sa buong bansa,” according to worried parents, teachers, students and even community leaders.

Thus, let’s now work in unison and have ourselves vaccinated against the coronavirus disease.